Razer Blade 2016 feels different on a variety of parameters although deep inside it’s a tangible change of a few of the internal parts and in the tweak the design. There aren’t tremendous leaps in all new design but it still inspires some change. These are inspiringly notable.
Particulars; Most people won’t notice or won’t care about the kind of visible (and tangible) changes Razer has made to the 2016 Blade.
New Typeface: Razer has a clear review of all its peripherals it’s new to the Blade a brand new well thought out lightweight change on the typeface of the keyboard. This is clear perhaps because of the blades earlier leanings to gaming typefaces but this normal and clearly professional look is one of the most amazing year-over-year changes absolute enhancements. This is a clear change for the 2016 Razer Blade evident visual modification.
Lighting Keyboard; one change that is clearly phenomenal in the 2016 Blade appearance is the Razer’s per-key Chroma lighting, aka 16.8-million color RGB. This adds some added color when turned on.
USB-C Ports; Okay, enough about keyboards. This year’s Blade packs a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. However, the system still charges through a power brick with a conventional barrel plug.
USB-C Ports; provide a sense of future-proof ports as can be used it for all sorts of peripherals. The Core is Razer’s big USB-C USP. In the meantime, you’ll likely get more use out of the three USB 3.0 Type A ports, headphone jack, and HDMI port also on the Blade.
Cooling; the update on this Razer Blade is a redesigned cooling to keep heat away from the keyboard. Why? In past blade models, the aluminum strip between the keyboard and screen usually gets hot especially in gaming sessions or application.
This makes Razor Blade 2016 eliminate heat from important two sections namely: center of underside as well as two key sections around the center of strip above the keyboard. Though there is some heat generated, it isn’t at similar temperatures of previous models of Blades.
Razer Blade 2016 still gets warm on the keyboard, loud and noisy while gaming due to tiny fans at high speeds.
Dull Edge of Progress; inside, the 2016 Razer Blade has a Core i7-6700HQ, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M & 16GB RAM. It’s advanced from 4th-generation Haswell (Core i7 -4720HQ) to 6th-generation Skylake, 970M RAM doubled from 3 to a whopping 6GB. The fine specs aren’t that futuristic in terms of breakthrough innovation. Razer Blade 2016 now has PCIe SSD unlike mSATA SSD for faster speed.
NB-Flipsides; on 970M you cannot play high-end games on the Blade’s 4K UHD screen. Display is great for daily browsing with brilliant 3200×1800 IGZO panel having superfluous multi-touch. Though screen glare is significant. Glossy panel is great for color especially in the dark.
Razer Blade 2016; gives failure proof performance on a number of benchmarks considering its small build and framework. Razer Blade 2016 provides both the VRAM on the 970M but can upgrade processor while using fast SSD. This Blade is less costly as its GPU model is old version. Blade 2016 model price starts at $2,000 for 256GB SSD configuration.
Final Verdict; there are definitely several special feature laden laptops costing less in the market, yet with an eye on finer particulars like aesthetic appeal, performance and in ultra portability, there are few laptops like the Blade 2016. Plus a few more specs like USB-C, PCIe SSD, fabulous lighting typeface and you have winner laptop today. Sure Razer Blade 2016 is a sound laptop option although minus a full future-ready stance presently!